Monday, January 21, 2008

A crap above in Astoria

Have a modest home in the middle of a line of rowhouses? Well, instead of trading up, just build up! That's what happened at 19-16 22nd Road in Astoria where 3 units have replaced a one-family home. Allegedly, neighbors experienced property damage, their quality of life was affected and workers' safety was compromised. If they don't like it, too bad. It's time to cash in! (Don't worry - the DOB is here to help you overdevelop and destroy the character of your community.)


Anonymous said...

Home in the middle of uniform, neighborly rowhouses? Screw you to "respect thy neighbor as thy self." (Nevermind passersby)

Anonymous said...

Does this happen because no one reports it to the DOB? Or, is it reported and ignored.

I just don't get it!

Anonymous said...

No need to report it. DOB issued a permit for this atrocity!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they didn't get a variance
to cantilever out
and build above the elevated structure!

"Oh the railroad runs through the middle of my house".

Anyone remember that old pop tune ?

Anonymous said...

This type building up is becoming the norm. There are tons of attached rows of brick homes in Queens that could be affected by this seeming new development type.

This must be stopped in it's tracks it is lucrative as it's cheap to do. The going rate depending whats is 40-80k a floor by Middle Vilaage contractors. Go see the examples off Elliot Ave & 81st Street. Generally speaking it's easier and less costly to accomplish if a neighbor cojoins a project.

Anonymous said...

If I were this a-hole's neighbor, I'd climb to my rooftop and paint a mural on the adjoining wall.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Anonymous said...

DISGUSTING! Love the marble tile and Fedders combo.

Anonymous said...

"Oh the railroad runs through the
middle of my house".

Anyone remember that old pop
tune ?

"In The Middle Of The House" by Vaughn Monroe & Rusty Draper.